As if two microphones were not enough, Apple has gone a step further with iPhone 5 to improve its mic system. Clearer audio and a wideband range of frequencies are just two features that the three-microphone setup brings to the mix. We have heard from a close source that had
MOTO Development Group released a study yesterday that compares the accuracy of the touch screens for six leading phones. If this sounds familiar to you, it's because back in January MOTO did this same test using an app to draw straight lines using a human finger. But critics of their earlier report said humans can't be consistent enough when drawing straight lines to provide accurate results, so MOTO did a new series of tests using a robot.
According to MobileCrunch, the Nexus One, which may not have sold incredibly well, but is still regarded as a capable Android unit, is now compatible with AT&T's 3G network. The T-Mobile version of the Nexus One, which worked with AT&T provided you didn't hop on AT&T's network, has gained additional functionality according to a post on Google's Nexus One blog.
The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise given that the Nexus One has yet to clear the FCC and Google made no mention of it whilst heralding that the Verizon Nexus One was "Coming Soon!".
AT&T's been singing its own praises as to how it's renovating its network via commercials and interviews with the media and it's time to count the tangibles.
According to Engadget, the company is planning to add coverage to at least a dozen cities over the course of 2010, these cities including New York to metropolitan areas in Florida and Oklahoma with the company investing in additional cell sites, more 3G coverage and additional backhaul.
Following up on Apple's lawsuit against device maker HTC regarding a matter of 20 patents, Google offered the following statement:
"We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who have helped us to develop it," said a Google spokesperson in an article over on TechCrunch.
Although it seems a little weird that Google would offer this comment, there is the fact that HTC's devices, including the Nexus One, the Magic/myTouch 3G, the Dream/G1, the Hero and the Droid Eris currently run on Google's Android operating system. Per the popular Nexus One, Google worked closely with HTC to make the device, and is completely in control of selling it.
Apple announced in a press release earlier today that they are filing a lawsuit against handset manufacturer HTC for patent infringement concerning technology used in the iPhone. While they didn't state it outright, the suit is clearly because HTC is the largest manufacturer of Android OS devices, and most notably the Nexus One. You can check out a list of the complaints below.
Google is estimated to have sold 20,500 units of their new Nexus One Android handset in it's first week of availability. Those numbers aren't spectacular, given many had hoped it would compete with the iPhone and increase competition in the mobile industry. It's got a long way until it gets to the kind of numbers the 3GS brought in at it's first week.
Almost immediately after the launch of the iPhone, competitors were trying to dethrone Apple with their own touchscreen handhelds. These days, if it doesn't have a touchscreen, it's yesterday's news, and touching the screen to interact with your phone is now commonplace. However, all touchscreens are not created equal, as a study published by MOTO labs (no relation to Motorola) confirms. The results show clear differences between the iPhone and others, exposing the copycats for what they are.
As many of you probably already know, Google today officially released the Nexus One, the first Android-based phone to be sold by Google. But I know what you iPhone-weilding hipsters really want to know; how does it compare to the iPhone? Well my babies, the great folks over at the BillShrink blog have created a comparison chart using the specs from the iPhone, the Nexus One, the Droid, and the Pre.
The chart not only compares specs like storage capacity, battery life, and camera, but it also breaks down the total cost of the devices over the lives of their contracts. Of course there's no obvious winner out of the bunch, but it's great to get a nice breakdown before you start making plans to switch carriers. Graphic after the break!
Yesterday, comparison photos and the world's first sneak peek of the Nexus One (aka Google Phone) hit the web, offering the first chance to see just how it stacks up to the iPhone as far as the interface's experience. Today, Engadget filled in the rest of the blanks, publishing an extensive specification sheet on the device that shows us how it really stacks up to the competition today. They also have word that the device will first be sold on an invite-only basis.